Popcorn Snacks

Cooking How-To,How-To,Quick & Easy,Recipes
October 1, 2008

Craveworthy, irresistible popcorn treats, fresh from your kitchen.

cashew popcorn
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Who doesn’t love the miracle of popcorn—dried kernels that build up steam until they explode into airy, sweet and nutty nothingness? It’s just too cool. And it’s perfect for all sorts of flavors. While you can buy just about every imaginable flavor of the microwave stuff, why not make your own? Popping up kernels the old-fashioned way is great fun (and depressingly novel) for most kids. The only tricks in these recipes are handling the sugar syrup and using a candy thermometer to cook it to the specified temperature.

By Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, food writers in Colebrook, Conn.


Popcorn Brittle

Popcorn Brittle

Airy popcorn is the special ingredient in this irresistibly sweet and salty candy.

cashew popcorn

Cashew Butter Crunch Popcorn

Take popcorn. Add nuts, butter, and sweetness. Dare you to stop eating.

Maple Popcorn Balls

Maple Pecan Popcorn Balls

Classic popcorn balls with a flavorful twist make a perfect after-school snack for pint-sizers.


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